“Lough Swilly Remembered A forgotten Irish Railway”
Friday 28th July 2023, 7pm
Venue: St. Columbas community centre, Burtonport
The Burtonport Festival in association with Donegal Railway Museum are delighted to announce that there will be giving a talk on the Londonderry & Swilly Railway (L&LSR) on Friday 28th July in Burtonport. The lecture by railway historian and Donegal Railway Museum Board Member, Jim McBride is titled “The Lough Swilly Remembered – A forgotten Irish Railway”. Jim has also the Irish Editor of the Disused Stations website.
The presentation will cover the history of this famous railway and will showcase many unique unpublished photographs which have never been seen before, from the 1930’s right up to its closure in 1953, as well as other unique railway photographs in and around Burtonport. The photographs are part of a new book produced by Jim for the Donegal Railway Museum and feature’s Burtonport on its cover, and will be available on the night of the talk.
There will also be an opportunity for local people to talk about their direct experiences of the railway, and members of the public are also encouraged to bring in anything they might have connected with the railways to encourage further dialogue about this important part of Donegal’s history.
For more information contact Mob: 0860851046. There will be a charge of €5 on the night.
Date of Event: Friday 28th July 2023